“Can I gift my house to my children to avoid care home fees?”
One of the most common questions we are asked when considering Wills is “Can I gift my house to my children to avoid care home fees?” Quite simply, there is nothing to stop you from making gifts during your lifetime as long as you understand what you are…View details
Concerns Regarding Probate Costs
Many people were concerned to read at the weekend that some of the major banks in the UK who had offered clients ‘free wills’ would later make a charge of up to 2.5% of their total estate plus a £1500 fee if they appointed the bank to be their executor.…View details
How Are The Assets Divided When a Married Couple or Civil Partnership Split?
When a married couple or civil partners separate or divorce/end their civil partnership, how are their assets and monies divided? Every case is different. The aim is to be 'fair'. In striving to achieve 'fairness', English law requires that 'all the…View details
What Happens When You Can’t Make Decisions For Yourself?
We all dread the thought of ill health robbing us of the ability to make important decisions about our lives. We would like to explain how to take control of your future by doing a Lasting Power of Attorney. The number of people suffering from dementia is…View details
Freehold Management Companies and Rent Charges
There is a common myth amongst purchasers of property that management company fees only affect leasehold estates. However it has become increasingly more frequent that freehold property is also subject to management company fees, and both private estates…View details